OBITUARY

Iain Archibald Martin

March 28, 1932January 8, 2021

It is with great sadness that the family of Iain Archibald Martin announces his passing on January 8, 2021, at the age of 88 years. Iain will be lovingly remembered by his children, Stewart (Jill) and Wendy, and by his grandchildren, Michelle and Connor. Iain was predeceased by his wife Joan, his parents and his brother, Ronald. Iain grew up in Greenock, Scotland, with his older brother, Ronald. Six months after marrying Joan in 1956, they moved to Canada, where Iain had secured a job with Burrard Shipyards. After spending 10 years in North Vancouver, Iain accepted a government position and headed east, first to Ottawa, Ontario for 5 years and then onto Saint John, New Brunswick, where Iain retired in 1997 from the Canadian Coast Guard. They then returned west to Vancouver Island to be close to their children and grandchildren. Iain and Joan nurtured the connections they had with their friends across the country and in Scotland. Iain continued these connections after losing his beloved wife in 2007. He touched many lives with his willingness to assist in times of need. Iain was a talented tennis player in his early years. He was also an avid golfer, initially learning the game during lunchtime clinics in Ottawa, and concluding his golfing days with the Mens Group play at Arbutus Ridge. Iain was always looking for new woodworking projects, from small intarsia wall ornaments to furniture making to garage additions and room renovations to his homes. He was passionate about his creations, enjoying the design phase as much as the build. Many of his furniture projects have been well used and loved by family members and friends. A Celebration of Iain’s life will be held virtually in May. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation in Iain’s honour.

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